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Renewable Products Technology Research Unit

The focus of the Renewable Products Technology research unit is to develop new technologies for converting renewable agricultural materials into high value chemicals, enzymes, and polymers. 


Researchers in this unit use a variety of chemical, microbial, biochemical, and genetic approaches to address the need for new sustainable and environmentally acceptable value-added products.


The impact of this research is recognizable in the discovery of new technologies for producing a variety of bioproducts including new carbohydrates, polysaccharides, enzymes, fuels, and chemicals.